April 27, 2016

Training programme for 50 thousand rural youth in himachal

Vijyender Sharma

SHIMLA---Himachal  Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh while addressing gathering  after laying the foundation stone of Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology at Baddi near Solan,  said that Himachal Pradesh government had released first instalment to the tune Rs. 50 lakh to the Institute of Plastic engineering on 2nd January, this year for creating infrastructure, adding that State Government had made a budgetary provision of rupees two crore for CIPET in the financial year 2016-17 which shall also be released after receiving utilization certificates of the funds already released.  

Seventeen skill development projects worth Rs. 166 crore have been approved under the "National Rural Livelihood Mission" (Ajivika Scheme).  Under this Project 50 thousand   rural youth would be trained in various trades over a period of three years.

The Chief Minister hoped that the technical manpower passing out of CIPET through the conduct of various short term courses and formal diploma courses in the field of Plastic Engineering Technology would be able to secure job in the Plastic Industry and would also be able to set up their own enterprises. He said that plastic industry had a wide open scope in the country for providing employment. 

He said that Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh were becoming hub of Pharama companies and urged for Bulk Pharma Drug Park for quality production of medicines in the State and also NIPER centre at Baddi for which the government would provide adequate land free of cost. 

He said that to provide skilled labour to the entrepreneurs, the foundation stone of Rs. 102.32 crore Tool Room/ Technological Development Centre (TDC) of Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises   was laid at Baddi to train the youth as per needs of the industries in the month of February this year.

"Skill Development is key to sustainable development and is essential to address the opportunities and challenges to meet new demands of changing economy" said the Chief Minister.

He said that the state government had started vocational education in as many as 500 schools where 35 thousand students were learning various trades. Bachelor of Vocational Education Courses in ten colleges and short term courses will be started in various Government Colleges to provide new and additional skills, to make the youth employable. The Chief Minister said that the state government during the past three years had provided jobs to 28000 youths in industrial sector. 

MoS,Chemical and Fertilisers, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said that the Prime Minister of India was also stressing upon skill development and 'Make India' campaign. He said that skill development and Make in India would be given impetus in times to come and also supported the demands as raised by Industries Minister. He said that skill development would suffice  the purposes of both employment to the unemployed and rise in economic standards of an individual. 

Industries Minister, Mukesh Agnihotri while speaking on the occasion said that around  45000 industrial units were functioning in the State. He said that Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh Development Authority was constituted to streamline the development of the area and to provide basic facilities to the entrepreneurs and the working force. He said a sum of Rs 100 crore was sanctioned for the industrial belt of Baddi, Barotiwala and Nalagarh.  He demanded 'Bulk Drug Pharma Park'  for the area as an investment of around Rs 50000 crore was being made alone in Pharma Industries thereby contributing as much as 35 percent in production of medicines in Asia. He   urged for set up satellite office of 'National Institute of Pharmaceutical, Education and Research' (NIPER) in Baddi for making Pharma Testing Lab,  as  'State of Art'lab.

Technical Education Minister, G.S. Bali while addressing the gathering said that the proposal for setting up CIPET was received in 2015 and the government transferred around 35 Bighas of land in the name of CIPET. He said that the institute would go a long way in making the youth adaptable to the needs of the industry in any part of the country. He said that the state government through its Industrial training institutes was providing vocational training to the youth in various trades. He said that various trades and courses were started  in ITI's to make the youth employable.

MP, Virendar Kashyap and Doon MLA, Ram Kumar also spoke on the occasion. 

**VijyenderSharma*, Press Correspondent Bohan Dehra Road  JAWALAMUKHI-176031, Kangra HP(INDIA)*
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